Antimicrobial Resistance & Susceptibility Testing
This activity will provide a formal education in antimicrobial susceptibility testing and resistance. The education will also give more insight into the susceptibility testing used by the microbiology lab at Ochsner Medical Center. Since pharmacy staff do not typically receive formal training in these topics, this presentation will educate the staff regarding the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance that might result in an observed susceptibility profile of a resistant pathogen. Being able to do so will empower the staff to make more informed decisions regarding the management of resistant infections, especially at a time where there is a lack of agents and data for the management of resistant gram-negative infections.
- Pharmacy technicians
Pharmacist learning objectives
- Describe different methodologies utilized in susceptibility testing
- Identify mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and how they can prevent an antimicrobial from functioning
- Infer possible resistance mechanisms based on a susceptibility profile and incorporate them into antibiotic selection and decision-making
Pharmacy technician learning objectives
- Outline the different types of antimicrobial resistances
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner Medical Center. Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 General CEU – Attendance